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There is a further link to demonstrate the differences a decibel or 3 decibels can make. 3 decibels is perceived as a doubling of noise level, so it's a big deal when leaving a Lexus.
The real surprising thing for me was how many BMW's are quieter than both the GS350 and the LS460.
Also, found it interesting that the V6 Genesis is quieter than the GS350.
Lastly, Lexus overall seem to be the quietest at idle, and at full throttle, but not at 70mph. This suggests to me that the engines are put together the best but that the aerodynamics / underbody soundproofing is not as good as it could be.
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The most important decibel-figures, as I see it, are for engine/exhaust-noise on hard acceleration and for tire/road noise on coarse pavement. That is when most cars are at their noisiest.
BTW, though I don't actually measure the decibels of cars I review, to my ears, among modern cars, the Lexus LS460 would get the top award. I haven't sampled the latest Mercedes S-Class, but past ones also rank way up there.
my LS is like a tomb. I can imagine that most luxury cars these days are the same
2007 LS460 with 22" VOSSEN CV1 FEATURES: 2007 GS350
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